Psalms 2:1-4 (ESV) “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs;Continue reading “Study: Psalms 2:1-4”
In this week’s episode we discuss the SCOTUS case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the “discovery” of an ancient gnostic manuscript, and some frequently asked questions about celebrating Christmas; all with some seasonal jams mixed in! Thanks for listening. Please be sure to like, share, and subscribe. Find show notes for this episodeContinue reading “The Christmas Season | AA:11”
Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot. The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-ChristiansContinue reading “Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2”
A brief response/reflection to the false prophets and teachers that have been feeding this spirit of fear that seems to be plaguing America and pockets of the American church.
Session 6 of the Modern Day Heresy class marked a kind-of transition. Up to this point the lessons had focused on what I would consider more internal matters starting with how the individual views Christ and what role he holds in the individual’s life and progressing to whether the believer actually believes what Jesus says. In sessionContinue reading “Accommodation to Worldliness”
Universalism Pt 2 is the follow up to the Survey of Universalism from the Modern Day Heresy class. This post covers some of the concepts of Hell and what Jesus believed and said about Hell.
To those of you who have been asking about the rest of the Modern Day Heresy notes, I have returned with session 4. Thanks for waiting so patiently as life has been quite hectic as of late and I wanted to make sure I put this together in a way that does justice to theContinue reading “Universalism Pt. 1 – A Survey of Universalism”
Original Class Date: 17 March 2013 What is Divided Christ Theology Divided Christ Theology is a term adapted from what A.W. Tozer referred to as, “a notable heresy.” It’s the notion that a Christian can self-identify as a Christian and not conform to the Christian life or mind. Tozer described it as, “The widely acceptedContinue reading “Divided Christ Theology”
Original Class Date: 10 March 2013 What is Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism? The term Christian moralistic, therapeutic deism was coined by Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton in their book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers and it is a combination of two concepts. Moralism Moralism is built upon the moral structures ofContinue reading “Christian Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism”
Preface I’ve been blessed by my church’s leadership to teach a Sunday School class over the last eight weeks regarding modern day heresies in which we examined five heresies being promulgated in 21st century American churches. It’s been a huge blessing to me as I’ve prepared the material and several people have spoken to meContinue reading “Modern Day Heresy”